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10 March

National Minimum Wage (Variation of Financial Penalty) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument increases financial penalty for employers failing to comply with minimum wage from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of total underpayment, with maximum penalty increasing from £5,000 to £20,000.

10 March, 2014

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument amends the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 so that a worker does not qualify for the national minimum wage for work done as part of a traineeship in England.

10 March, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

10 March, 2014

Number of zero hours contracts three times higher than government estimate

Guardian reports on new Office for National Statistics figure of 582,935 workers on zero hours contracts in 2013 based on research from outside bodies in addition to Labour Force Survey.

10 March, 2014

7 March

Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 185

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether the Equality Act 2010 prohibits acts of victimisation committed against a former employee.

07 March, 2014

6 March

Home Office and BIS publish report on impacts of migration on UK native employment

Conclusions of new report include that there is evidence of some labour market displacement, particularly by non-EU migrants, in recent years when the economy was in recession.

06 March, 2014

Compensation for victims of mesothelioma to increase from £115,000 to £123,000

DWP announces increase in relation to compensation scheme for those who are unable to trace employer that will start in April 2014.

06 March, 2014

5 March

David Cameron confirms that government will accept recommendation for 3 per cent rise in NMW

Guardian reports on speech yesterday in which Prime Minister says that he agrees on rise to £6.50 an hour from October in line with advice from Low Pay Commission.

05 March, 2014

BIS consults on new system for shared parental leave and pay

Department seeks views on draft legislation aiming to make new system meet needs of parents and employers and be as simple to use as possible.

05 March, 2014

3 March

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

03 March, 2014

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